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Kraków (Polish: [ˈkrakuf] ), also seen spelled Cracow or absent Polish diacritics as Krakow, is the second-largest and one of the oldest cities in Poland. Situated on the Vistula River in Lesser Poland Voivodeship, the city dates back to the seventh century. Kraków was the official capital of Poland until 1596 and has traditionally been one of the leading centres of Polish academic, economic, cultural and artistic life. Cited as one of Europe's most beautiful cities, its Old Town with Wawel Roy…
Kraków (Polish: [ˈkrakuf] ), also seen spelled Cracow or absent Polish diacritics as Krakow, is the second-largest and one of the oldest cities in Poland. Situated on the Vistula River in Lesser Poland Voivodeship, the city dates back to the seventh century. Kraków was the official capital of Poland until 1596 and has traditionally been one of the leading centres of Polish academic, economic, cultural and artistic life. Cited as one of Europe's most beautiful cities, its Old Town with Wawel Royal Castle was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978, one of the world's first sites granted the status.

The city has grown from a Stone Age settlement to Poland's second-most-important city. It began as a hamlet on Wawel Hill and was reported by Ibrahim ibn Yaqub, a 10th-century merchant from Córdoba, as a busy trading centre of Central Europe in 985. With the establishment of new universities and cultural venues at the emergence of the Second Polish Republic in 1918 and throughout the 20th century, Kraków reaffirmed its role as a major national academic and artistic centre. As of 2023, the city has a population of 804,237, with approximately 8 million additional people living within a 100 km (62 mi) radius of its main square.After the invasion of Poland by Nazi Germany at the start of World War II, the newly defined Distrikt Krakau (Kraków District) became the capital of Germany's General Government. The Jewish population of the city was forced into a walled zone known as the Kraków Ghetto, from where they were sent to Nazi extermination camps such as the nearby Auschwitz, and Nazi concentration camps like Płaszów. However, the city was spared from destruction and major bombing.

In 1978, Karol Wojtyła, archbishop of Kraków, was elevated to the papacy as Pope John Paul II—the first non-Italian pope in 455 years. Also that year, UNESCO approved Kraków's entire Old Town and historic centre and the nearby Wieliczka Salt Mine as Poland's first World Heritage Sites. Kraków is classified as a global city with the ranking of "high sufficiency" by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network. Its extensive cultural heritage across the epochs of Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque architecture includes Wawel Cathedral and Wawel Royal Castle on the banks of the Vistula, St. Mary's Basilica, Saints Peter and Paul Church and the largest medieval market square in Europe, Rynek Główny. Kraków is home to Jagiellonian University, one of the oldest universities in the world and traditionally Poland's most reputable institution of higher learning. The city also hosts a number of institutions of national significance such as the National Museum, Kraków Opera, Juliusz Słowacki Theatre, National Stary Theatre and the Jagiellonian Library. The city is served by John Paul II International Airport, the country's second busiest airport and the most important international airport for the inhabitants of south-eastern Poland.

In 2000, Kraków was named European Capital of Culture. In 2013, Kraków was officially approved as a UNESCO City of Literature. The city hosted World Youth Day in 2016 and the European Games in 2023.

Airports near Krakow

Closest airports to Krakow are Krakow KRK (PL) (0 km), Katowice KTW (PL) (67 km), Poprad TAT (SK) (117 km), Ostrava OSR (CZ) (127 km), Rzeszow-Jasionka RZE (PL) (159 km).

Flight tickets (one way) United Kingdom ➔ Krakow

London Luton Krakow
24 April 2024
LTN
LTN
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KRK
KRK
Ryanair
Ryanair
East Midlands Krakow
21 May 2024
EMA
EMA
direct
KRK
KRK
Ryanair
Ryanair
Newcastle Krakow
10 March 2024
NCL
NCL
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KRK
KRK
Ryanair
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Krakow Oslo Torp
08 March 2024
KRK
KRK
direct
TRF
TRF
Ryanair
Ryanair
Krakow London Luton
07 October 2024
KRK
KRK
direct
LTN
LTN
Wizz Air
Wizz Air
Krakow Vienna
04 March 2024
KRK
KRK
direct
VIE
VIE
Ryanair
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Meteo: Krakow KRK

Clear
Cracow
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13
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13°
Wind
3.6 km/h
Humidity
72%
Visibility
10.0 km
Tuesday
27 February
Partly Cloudy
11°
Partly Cloudy
Wind: 11.2 km/h
Wednesday
28 February
Patchy rain nearby
10°
Patchy rain nearby
Wind: 11.2 km/h
Thursday
29 February
Cloudy
10°
Cloudy
Wind: 15.5 km/h
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